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the governor's requesting four point one billion of that for education, more than half of his budget. 25 percent would of the budget would go to the departments of health and human services. another ten percent is for the justice department, while the rest would cover tax credits and other expenses. but the governor emphasized to lawmakers that next year's budget focuses on education. last year, branstad vetoed more than 60-million dollars for public schools and universities after lawmakers agreed on the number. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman joins us now. dave, what do school administrators think about the governor's budget numbers? bruce, the reaction i got is branstad's proposed 2.45 percent increase is a better starting point that the 1.25 percent increase last year, which was the amount after the governor vetoed the compromise from lawmakers. one smaller district superintendent says anything less than a four percent increase will mean new cutbacks with the new fiscal and school
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governor branstad told the "condition" crowd the slumping farm economy has hurt iowa's revenue. so for most areas it will be a "hold steady" budget. the exception will be education. "we should not over-promise and under-deliver. this budget provides schools the stability, predictability and funding they need and deserve" the governor put the e pplement state aid increase for pre-k through 12th grade at slightly more than 145-million dollars. but here at north cedar schools, that's not enough to rescue thiss small district from a downward trend in both enrollment and the need to make more cuts next fall. the district graduated 70 students last year but added only 49 in kindergarten. so a two and a half percent increase in per student aid won't make up for losing students. the district will have to depend on a state budget guarantee that provides a little new money has some drawbacks. "the budget guarantee says the
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new money, in our case 95,000 dollars, but that's a one year offering...the next year yoyoget zero" and cooper says he's also leery about the governor's proposal to extend a one cent school infrastructure option tax, but share some of that money with water quality needs. in his speech, the governor says educationill get 67 percent of all the new dollars the state expects to spend this year. the slightly more than 145-million in new money includes both the supplemental aid and the third year of education reform spending. beth? to approve a 3 percent increase in state aid for the 2016-2017 school year. otherwise the district could be in the red between 500-thousand and 1-point-5 million dollars. 500-thousand dollars from
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linn mar's superintenden t said the district is looking to make cuts at the district and building level before looking at cutting employees. tonight, president obama delivers his final state of the union address. white house aides say the president will highlight his administration's successes. they say he'll likely bring up the nuclear deal with iran, renewing diplomatic relations with cuba, and the budget deal the president negotiated with the republican- led house. in an interview today, the president was optimistic. "obama - the economy right now is doing better than any other economy in the world by a significant margin. we remain the strongest nation on earth by far and there are no existential threats facing us " hopes the president talks about plans for addressing terrorism. "there is one thing that we hope to hear from the president. and that is a comprehensive plan to defeat
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forth a plan to defeat this threat, and i hope that he will deliver " you can see president obama's state of the union address tonight at eight p-m right here on t-v nine. then after obama's speech, south carolina governor nikki haley will give the republican's rebuttal. let's turn now to joe winters on this frigidly cold january day. joe how far did those temperatures fall today? the cold is short lived as we see a rebound in temperatures already tonight. overnight we will remain steady and then slowly rise after midnight with more clouds building from west to east. scattered flurries are in our forecast on wednesday, but should not cause any major issues. we are keeping our eye on the track of a storm system for the later in the week that
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precipitation to eastern iowa. tonight: partly cloudy low: -3-3 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow: m/cloudy, sct. flurries high: 22-28 winds: s 5-15 bruce and beth... a linn county supervisor wants the rest of the board of supervisors to consider raising the county's minimum wage. brent oleson is planning to present an iowa policy project study on linn county's minimum wage to the rest of the supervisors at tomorrow's meeting. the study anticipates the impacts of raising linn county's minimum wage to 10 dollars and 10 cents by next year. iowa public policy estimates a minimum wage increase would raise wages of at least 18- thousand workers in linn county. last year, johnson county supervisors decided to raise the county's minimum wage to 10 dollars and 10 cents by 2017. some cities within the county decided to opt
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minimum wage at 7 dollars and 25 cents, iowa's minimum wage. it's a busy day of presidential politicking here in eastern iowa. republican and democratic candidates are trying to build support less than three weeks from the caucuses. democrat hillary clinton continued her two-day trek across the state with a stop in dubuque. she spoke at the university of dubuque this afternoon. earlier this morning, she campaigned at iowa state university. republican mike huckabee campaigned at the american legion in coralville today. the former arkansas governor won the g-o-p caucuses in 2008, and he thinks he can do it again this year. only a couple dozen people were at his event. but huckabee said that didn't bother him because he's still connecting with many voters in iowa. " we do 5 to 6 events a day, the shortest one is an hour, some of them last up to two hours, usually an hour and a half, town hall format, i take questions,
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see what's on their mind. " huckabee has already visited all of iowa's 99 counties. he's currently making a 150 stop tour across iowa. republican presidential candidate donald trump an hour. he'l'lhold a campaign rally at the university of groups are visit. u-n-i students and americans for democratic action are plannjng to protest what they call bigoted remarks from trump. and another group says it's picketing trump's economic policies. and today, jeb bush held a town hall meeting at the coralville public library. he also talked with kcrg t-v nine's mark carlsls, discussing his campaign so far, and his plans to get ahead. "despi the poll numbers, jeb bush says he's not planning on going anywhere, he says he feels like he's still in great shape here in iowa. " "is there a number where it goes too far the wrong way
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this?.... no not at all, we're on the ballot in every state, we have a national campaign and i think people when it gets closer they're going to want to know that there's someone who has a provenenecord and a steady hand, and someone who can beat hillary clinton." jeb bush says his focus isn't on the polls, where his support is in the low single gits. he says- it'sn the voters in places like iowa where he'seeing growth in crowd sizes and memeing people with concerns about economic and national security. and he says his energy will be up in the weeks to come. "has your tone been changing, is that part of your strategy ?... look, i've beenorking hard and it's important to connect with the crowd, you're getting closer to the end, try to make the closing case. " while bush says he is the candidate that can defeat hillary clinton, first he says he'll have to get through donald trump... someone he says is nothing more than a non-conservative showman. "this guy is trying to hijack the conservative party, he's not a conservative,
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apparently has the conviction to tell the world this. " in coralville, mark carlson, kcrg tv nine news. bush says overall this campaign has been pretty tame in terms of personal attacks. hhever, he says things could get lively during the g-o-p debate thursday night. as the candidates trek throughout the state, polls keep tracking their support from likely caucus goers.s. those polls sometimes contradict each other. we dig into the details on why not all polls are created equal.
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the cold is short lived as we see a rebound in temperatures already tonight. overnight we will remain steady and then slowly rise after midnight with more clouds building from west to east. scattered flurries are in our forecast on wednesday,
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issues. we are keeping our eye on the track of a storm system for the later in the week that could bring wintry precipitation to eastern iowa. tonight: partly cloudy low: -3-3 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow: m/cloudy, sct. flurries high: 22-28 winds: s 5-15tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 17-23 winds: sw 5-10thursday: partly cloudy high: 37 - low: 20 friday: chance of rain/snow high: 32 - low: 27 saturday: chance of snow high: 20 - low: 17 sunday: partly cloudy, cold high: 9 - low: 4 monday: chance of snow high: 10 - low: -3 tuesday: partly cloudy high: 19 - low: -1
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now here's brady smith with a look at what's coming up tonight on the kcrg-tv9 news at six. "chances are, if you've already got a powerball ticket in hand, you've already got ideas on how you'd spend the big chunk of prize money. buy a new house, buy a fancy car. but unfortunantly it may not be that simple. i'll have the details coming up at 6 o'clock. " the cedar rapids school district is working on a
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they're asking parents and community membersor input on how to make sure all students are treated fairly. and dubuque's art museum is now an affiliate of the smithsonian institution. see how that could mean new exhibits in dubuque... right here on t-v nine. the cedar rapids school didirict
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community forum this evening focused on inclusion and diversity. the district says it wants to explain its efforts and decision-making regarding equity in cedar rapids classrooms. the district is inviting people to share their thoughts on how the schools are doing with diversity
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this is video from an equity meeting in december that was for teachers and school administrator s. in 2014, the federal government investigated the cedar rapids school district for allegedly disciplining students of color at higher rates than white students. the community forum starts tonight at six o'clock a athe african american museum. the marion school board could be looking at bids for a new eight million dollar elementary school l early as this march. for the bids at this week's meeting. the new school would go up on the site of the former longfellow elementary school. demolition of that school should begin by the end of this month. mount mercy is now officially partnered with the university of iowa law school in their "three plus three program". leaders from both schools signed the deal this morning in cedar rapids. students can save time and money by using their fourth year of college as their first year of law school. the u-i law school dean says the program is made for motivated students..
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through the three plus three would take the lsat in her or his junior year of college or the summer after their junior year so while we don't usually look at june lsat takers for the august class, with our partner schools we have an arrangement that we will do that." mount mercy is one of fourteen schools in iowa who partner with the u-i so students can earn an undergraduat e and law degree in six years, rather than seven. other schools include coe college, cornell college and wartburg college. the dubuque museum of art is now a national affiliate of the smithsonian institution based in washington, d-c. the director of smithsonian affiliations made the announcement in dubuque this afternoon. the smithsonian selected dubuque's art museum for the strength of its collections and operations. now, the museum will have access to loan artifacts and traveling exhibitions from the smithsonian's art collection. it will also be able to participate in smithsonian education and outreach efforts. students at loras college in
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pling iowans ahead of the presidential caucuses. after designing the questions themselves, they're learning more about the political conversation happening now... and contributing
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support, and they give the public an educated guess of which way an election may go. sometimes, polls contradict each other. for example, the wall street journal, n-b-c and marist released polls over the weekend finding hillary clinton and bernie saers in a statistical tie in iowa. they talked to likely democratic caucus-goers. then today, quinnipiac university released a poll of likely iowa democratic caucus goers. it found sanders ahead of clinton. kcrg-tv9's katie wiedemann joins us now. katie, you dug into how polling
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what makes polls differ by talking to loras college, which has its own political polling center. the director of the loras poll says there are a lot of factors that make results vary from poll to poll. it's the way pollsters define certain words, who they talk to, and how they reach those people. right now loras college is in the middle of its january term. students in this class called "road to the white house" are studying the caucus process and working on the loras poll. the students crafted the questions for the next loras poll. pollsters will begin making calls to iowa voters starting tomorrow. "for democracy to work and function. i don't think voters should sit back and say, the polls have told me who is going to win but rather to say here is what my fellow citizens are thinking at this time. " the results of the loras poll will be released next week. that will be the last loras poll prior to the february 1st
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coming up at six, find out t at questions students at loras are asking people in the polls. and how those questions help them figure out who is actually likely to cast a ballot and who wowot. live in dububue katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. we'll be right back. stay with tv-9. a financial expert shows why winning the one and a jackpot mightht not all be positive.
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the caucuses, the presidential candidates make more stops here in eastern iowa. that's tonight on t-v nine news at six.
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recapping today's top stories, governor branstad revealed his budget plans for the next fiscal year in today's annual condition of the state address. the governor's proposing a state budget of seven point four billion dollars for fiscal 2017. the governor's requesting four point one billion of that for education, more than half of his budget. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. the cold is short lived as we see a rebound in temperatures already tonight. overnight we will remain steady and then slowly rise after midnight with more clouds building from west to east. scattered flurries are in our forecast on wednesday, but should not cause any major
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